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    Quote Originally Posted by us3rname View Post
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    Edit: I know everyone says the wireless sensor bars are a waste of money, but are they really that bad?
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    To get back on topic...candles also work in place of the sensor bar. The wireless sensor bars do work, but again so do candles. Make sure to check reviews for whatever wireless sensor you want as some are indeed worthless-inconsistent or weak emitters.

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    ye the wirless 1s can be terrable my dad had 1 the curser was all over the place on the tv lol it drove him mad.
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    I bought a wired sensor and a wireless sensor for a total of 8 bucks on a website. They both work just fine the wireless one can be turned off with the press of a button and i have rechargeable batteries for it.
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    thats like the 1 my dad had it was a white sensor with a button on the front
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    Yup, I have no problems with it but I am only 5-10 feet away max.
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    What a lot of people don't seem to know, is that you can change the sensitivity of the wiimotes sensor in the wii options.
    Put it to max and it works fine for me :P

    Note that a 3rd party sensor bar might require it to be on max (which would explain working on some wiis and not others because they have a lower setting or so)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ganoderma View Post
    What a lot of people don't seem to know, is that you can change the sensitivity of the wiimotes sensor in the wii options.
    Put it to max and it works fine for me :P

    Note that a 3rd party sensor bar might require it to be on max (which would explain working on some wiis and not others because they have a lower setting or so)
    Yes this does help with alot of 3rd party sensors but after about 10-15 feet even at highest settings most drop the signal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by supermasterpig View Post
    Yes this does help with alot of 3rd party sensors but after about 10-15 feet even at highest settings most drop the signal.
    I don't really know since I always used the original sensor bar that came with the wii. My wii is often moved and I don't really see a problem in moving the sensor bar with it :P
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    When I bought my second wii, it came with a wireless sensor bar. It works well! Eats batteries pretty fast though, so I got some rechargeable Duracell's on sale for like $6 for 4 AA's. So I picked up a few packs. Now I have enough batteries for all four wiimotes and 4 for the wireless sensor bar. Works as good or better then the stock sensor bar, seems like it has better range as well. But that could just be all in my head...lol.

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